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Thursday, 1 October 1936

Senator BRAND (VICTORIA) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Is it a fact that, except in isolated instances, all the permanent heads of Commonwealth departments are non-returned soldiers; if so, will the Government give every consideration to filling the position of chairman of the Public Service Board with a qualified returned soldier cither from within or outside the Public Service?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer : -

Yes. The representations of the honorable senator will receive consideration in connexion with the filling of the position of chairman of the Public Service Board.

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